Junior Final V CC/Ballyea
Clooney Gaa pitch was the venue for the junior b final between Clarecastle/Ballyea and the parish last Saturday evening with CC/Ballyea coming out on top on this occasion.
Hannah Meaney raised the green flag for St. Josephs in the opening minute from a Ciara Duggan free and followed up with a well taken point minutes later. CC/Ballyea’s Diandra O’Connell replied with two points from frees before an Emily Williams point gave her side
a three point lead but this was short lived, as Emily Barry drove the ball to the corner of the Parish net to level matters midway through the half. Well worked scores from Diandra O’Connell(0-2), Amy Wiley (1-1) and Roisín Fallon (0-1) stretched the CC/Ballyea lead to go eight points clear and as the half time whistle sounded the scoreline read 2-7 to 1-2.
At the resumption of play, Ciara Duggan and Hannah Meaney pointed from frees narrowing the gap to six, but were dealt a hammer blow minutes later as Amy Wiley (1-0) and Emily Barry (1-0) pounced for goal in quick succession. St. Josephs kept battling and Laura Hayes who put in a superb effort handpassed the goal to the net. Diandra O’Connell and the hard working Hannah Meaney traded points in the closing stages of the game with the amalgamation’s final score coming from the stick of Amy Wiley secured the spoils on the day.
St. Josephs: Ciara Duggan (0-1), Orla O’Neill (Capt), Orla Meehan, Michelle McMahon, Orla Hoey, Laura Hayes (1-0), Ellen Meaney, Aoife Shannon, Mary O’Connor, Keira McGrath, Hannah Meaney (1-3), Emily Williams (0-1), Ciara Whelan.
CC/Ballyea: Edel Hehir, Siobhan Hehir, Ellen Barry, Hannah Dinan, Sinead Reidy, Roisín Fallon (0-1), Rebecca Culligan, Diandra O’Connell (0-6), Emily Barry (2-0), Ciara Lynch,
Amiee Wiley (2-2), Sinead Cullinan, Clodagh O Meara.